Roseanne

The WORST episodes of Roseanne

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Explore life, death and everything in between through the relatable, hilarious and brutally honest lens of the working-class Conner household, which is located in the drab, fictional exurb of Langford, Illinois. With the inimitable Roseanne Barr at its epicenter as the family's matriarch, the series tackles current issues with fresh stories and even more laughs. Roseanne is joined by her husband, Dan, and their children, D.J., Darlene and Becky. Roseanne's warm, but neurotic, sister Jackie rounds out the core of the family.

Last Updated: 6/14/2022Network: ABC (US)
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Sweet Dreams
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6.18
245 votes

#1 - Sweet Dreams

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/7/1989

Roseanne tries to get a few minutes of relaxation in the bathtub, but she ends up getting constant interruptions from her family--and a fantasy about two hunks.

Directors: John Pasquin
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Arsenic and Old Mom
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6.46
114 votes

#2 - Arsenic and Old Mom

Season 9 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/13/1997

Dan's eccentric mom heads straight for Lanford after she's released from hospital, claiming to be cured. Problem is, Dan thinks she's trying to kill him.

Directors: Mark K. Samuels
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Roseambo
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6.49
100 votes

#3 - Roseambo

Season 9 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/19/1996

Roseanne battles a group of women-hating terrorists who hold her family and a foreign diplomat hostage on a train to Washington, D.C.

Directors: Gary Halvorson
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Hit the Road, Jack
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6.65
137 votes

#4 - Hit the Road, Jack

Season 9 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/14/1997

As Dan packs his bags to leave, Roseanne drowns her sorrows in fast food while driving aimlessly around Lanford, and D.J. finds a soul mate to share his troubles.

Directors: Mark K. Samuels
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Happy Trailers
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6.72
225 votes

#5 - Happy Trailers

Season 7 - Episode 22 - Aired 3/29/1995

Becky and Mark finally leave the Conner nest to move into a tacky trailer park, but when Roseanne and Dan try to help out financially, their offers are met with a wall of resistance. Meanwhile, a tipsy neighbor drops by to put out the trailer park welcome mat.

Directors: Mark K. Samuels
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Hoi Polloi Meets Hoiti Toiti
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6.89
167 votes

#6 - Hoi Polloi Meets Hoiti Toiti

Season 9 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/12/1996

A visit with the wealthy Wentworths on Martha's Vineyard gives the Conners a glimpse into new friend Astrid's dysfunctional family. And before long, the Conners are teaching the snobby elitists some truths about real life.

Directors: Mark K. Samuels
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Lanford's Elite
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6.94
142 votes

#7 - Lanford's Elite

Season 9 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/11/1997

At a party at the swank Lanford Country Club, Roseanne forges a surprising bond with Edgar Wellman, Jr., the son of her hated former boss. When he reveals some shocking news about the future of Lanford, Roseanne realizes she may be the only one who can save her hometown.

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Two Down, One to Go
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6.96
243 votes

#8 - Two Down, One to Go

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/14/1993

Roseanne is suffering from empty-nest syndrome as Darlene heads for school. But after Darlene gets settled into her dorm, the two have a revealing mother-daughter chat, and Roseanne returns home with a plan.

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Home for the Holidays
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7.03
116 votes

#9 - Home for the Holidays

Season 9 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/17/1996

After a long stay in California with his mother, Dan returns home for Christmas and he, Roseanne and the rest of the family begin to realize how fortunate they are to have each other and how much they have to be thankful for as the old year ends.

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Thanksgiving '94
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7.04
219 votes

#10 - Thanksgiving '94

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/23/1994

Thanksgiving is a real turkey at the Conner household when Roseanne gets alarming medical news she can't confirm with the pre-natal clinic, and Nana Mary arrives with a feeble husband on her arm -- then upsets Bev by discussing the two abortions Nana Mary had years ago.

Directors: Gail Mancuso
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The Truth be Told
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7.07
134 votes

#11 - The Truth be Told

Season 9 - Episode 21 - Aired 3/18/1997

Roseanne learns some truths about the price of fame when two high-powered television programmers bombard her with all sorts of bizarre ideas about how network and cable TV would tell her life story. Roseanne is appalled to learn that one wants to sanitize her life and the other wants to spice it up. At the same time, Bev is happily telling stories about Roseanne to a friendly florist, unaware that he is actually a tabloid reporter.

Directors: Mark K. Samuels
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The War Room
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7.12
134 votes

#12 - The War Room

Season 9 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/28/1997

When a heartbroken Roseanne locks herself in her room and won't come out, her family and friends all try in their own unique way to help her get out of her funk. Friends and family try an intervention after they're unable to rouse a listless Roseanne out of bed, where she's been for four days amid piles of junk food, depressed over Dan's affair.

Directors: Mark K. Samuels
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Satan, Darling
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7.14
189 votes

#13 - Satan, Darling

Season 9 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/29/1996

Absolutely Fabulous glam gals Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley (in character as Edina and Patsy) are among the few down-to-earth participants in Roseanne's outrageous Halloween outing. They're guests at an Upper West Side soirée, where new multimillionaires Roseanne and Jackie have gained entrée into New York society. But for grandmother-to-be Roseanne, a witches' coven soon comes into play — a la Rosemary's Baby — and bizarre happenings begin to involve a very pregnant Darlene.

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All of Me (1)
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7.16
263 votes

#14 - All of Me (1)

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/20/1990

Roseanne doesn't share Jackie's enthusiasm for the exciting new man in her life.

Directors: John Pasquin
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Death and Stuff
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7.18
315 votes

#15 - Death and Stuff

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 4/11/1989

During the family's busy weekend activities, a door-to-door salesman drops by -- and then drops dead in the Conner kitchen.

Directors: John Sgueglia
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Roseanne-Feld
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7.20
136 votes

#16 - Roseanne-Feld

Season 9 - Episode 20 - Aired 3/4/1997

Jackie and Mark take in a female wrestling match; D.J. is not prepared when he realizes he may be about to have his first sexual experience when a night of watching videos with Heather turns into a night of passion; and Bev introduces Leon and Scott to her new "friend," a boozy lounge singer named Joyce.

Directors: Mark K. Samuels
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The Fifties Show
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7.20
125 votes

#17 - The Fifties Show

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/7/1995

The Conners find themselves going back in time in this spoof of 1950s sitcoms (shot mostly in black and white): Roseanne's a fussy hausfrau, Dan is a hapless businessman stewing over "the Anderson account," and Jackie's the wacky neighbor.

Directors: Gail Mancuso
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Someday My Prince Will Come
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7.21
117 votes

#18 - Someday My Prince Will Come

Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/15/1996

A Moldavian prince descends on Lanford with one purpose in mind: to romance Jackie. It seems he's developed a royal crush on her after seeing her briefly on TV.

Directors: Mark K. Samuels
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Home is Where the Afghan Is
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7.21
140 votes

#19 - Home is Where the Afghan Is

Season 9 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/26/1996

The absence of Dan, a series of family squabbles, and a shocking revelation by Bev mar the Conners' first Thanksgiving as a rich and famous family, and they start to realize that money does not necessarily buy happiness.

Directors: Gary Halvorson
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The Parenting Trap
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7.22
240 votes

#20 - The Parenting Trap

Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/14/1994

Dan takes the bull by the horns after he learns that D.J. isn't performing well in school; meanwhile, to Roseanne's horror, Darlene seems genuinely impressed with David's dimwitted new girlfriend.

Directors: Gail Mancuso
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Mall Story
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7.23
342 votes

#21 - Mall Story

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/21/1989

Roseanne takes her reluctant family on a shopping spree at the Lanford mall.

Directors: John Sgueglia
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The Memory Game
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7.23
411 votes

#22 - The Memory Game

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/13/1988

Roseanne discovers that Dan had a one-night stand with her high-school nemesis years ago.

Directors: Ellen Falcon
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Sleeper
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7.24
210 votes

#23 - Sleeper

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/19/1994

David has to move in with D.J. when the basement is flooded; David hesitantly admits to Becky that he had an erotic dream; she assumes it was about her; D.J. tells Mark, who tries to beat up David; then David confesses the dream was really about Roseanne.

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Five of a Kind
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7.25
275 votes

#24 - Five of a Kind

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/24/1989

A kiss is just a kiss, but it could mean trouble when the kisser is Dan's buddy Arnie, and the kissee is Roseanne.

Directors: John Pasquin
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Homeward Bound
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7.25
233 votes

#25 - Homeward Bound

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/2/1993

Darlene visits, making David realize how much he misses her; Roseanne urges Dan to have a man-to-man chat with D. J. after they discover he's been spending too much time behind locked doors.

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